According to a bombshell new report dropped by Director of National Intelligence (DNI) John Ratcliffe, China interfered and “sought to influence” the 2020 presidential election.
One of the most alarming parts in Ratcliffe’s assessment was when he claimed that CIA management pressured lower level analysts to diminish the assessment.
Director of National Intelligence (DNI) John Ratcliffe assessed that China interfered in the 2020 federal elections, according to a letter transmitted to Congress.
In the letter (pdf), Ratcliffe alleges that intelligence about China’s election interference was suppressed by management at the CIA, which pressured analysts to withdraw their support for the view.
Citing a report by the Intelligence Community Analytic Ombudsman Barry Zulauf, the director of national intelligence said some analysts were reluctant to describe China’s actions as election interference because they disagreed with the policies of President Donald Trump.
The Washington Examiner published Ratcliffe’s letter and the ombudsman report on Jan. 17, ten days after publishing an original report on the documents. The ODNI did not respond to requests from The Epoch Times to authenticate the documents.
“Based on all available sources of intelligence, with definitions consistently applied, and reached independent of political considerations or undue pressure—that the People’s Republic of China sought to influence the 2020 U.S. federal elections,” Ratcliffe wrote…
…Neither the ombudsman report nor the letter from Ratcliffe includes details on China’s meddling.
The report by Zulauf was sent to Congress on Jan. 7 alongside an intelligence community assessment of interference in the 2020 election. In the report (pdf), Zulauf states that the analysts working on Russia and China applied different standards to their reporting on election interference. While labeling Russia’s activity as clear election interference, the analysts were reluctant to do the same for China.
“Given analytic differences in the way Russia and China analysts examined their targets, China analysts appeared hesitant to assess Chinese actions as undue influence or interference,” Zulauf explained.
“These analysts appeared reluctant to have their analysis on China brought forward because they tended to disagree with the Administration’s policies, saying in effect, I don’t want our intelligence used to support those policies,” he added.
The Epoch Times continues:
Neither the ombudsman report nor the letter from Ratcliffe includes details on China’s meddling. Zulauf redirected an interview request by The Epoch Times to the ODNI, which didn’t immediately respond to an emailed request.
The analytic ombudsman’s report assesses that politicization occurred in relation to both Russia’s and China’s election interference. Zulauf assessed that neither intelligence community leaders nor analysts are at fault, blaming the hyperpartisan atmosphere in the United States instead.
“In most cases, what we see is the entire system responding to and resisting pressures from outside, rather than attempts to politicize intelligence by our leaders or analysts.”
The report states that the analysts who assessed Russia’s election interference had complained that the intelligence community management was reluctant to deliver their assessments to government clients because the work was not “well received.”
“Analysts saw this as suppression of intelligence, bordering on politicization of intelligence from above,” Zulauf wrote.
The Epoch Times previously documented a multi-pronged election influence campaign linked to the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).
In a Dec. 3 op-ed, Ratcliffe said the CCP “poses the greatest threat to America today, and the greatest threat to democracy and freedom worldwide since World War II.”
“The intelligence is clear: Beijing intends to dominate the U.S. and the rest of the planet economically, militarily, and technologically,” he wrote. “Many of China’s major public initiatives and prominent companies offer only a layer of camouflage to the activities of the Chinese Communist Party.”
Congress certified Joe Biden as the president-elect on Jan. 7. In the two months leading up to the certification, Trump challenged the outcome of the election in seven states, citing unconstitutional changes to election laws and potentially illegally cast votes.
Trump to claim he is ‘presumptive 2024 nominee,’ leader of GOP in CPAC speech: report
Former president Donald Trump will claim he is the leader of the Republican party and its “presumptive 2024 nominee” when he makes his first public appearance since leaving office during the Conservative Political Action Conference next weekend in Orlando, according to a report.
A longtime Trump adviser told Axios his CPAC speech will be a “show of force,” and said the message will be: “I may not have Twitter or the Oval Office, but I’m still in charge.” The source reportedly added that “payback is his chief obsession.”
Trump’s advisers will reportedly meet with him at Mar-a-Lago this week to plan his next political moves, and to set up the framework for kingmaking in the 2022 midterm elections.
According to Axios, Trump is expected to go after the 10 House Republicans who voted to convict him in his impeachment trial, spurred by the Jan. 6 riot at the U. S. Capitol, and the seven GOP Senators who voted with Democrats to convict.
Trump was acquitted, with 57 senators voting for his conviction — short of the required two-thirds majority — and 43 voting against conviction.
He also reportedly plans to argue in the CPAC speech that many of his predictions about President Biden have already come true.
“Trump effectively is the Republican Party,” Trump senior adviser Jason Miller told Fox News. “The only chasm is between Beltway insiders and grassroots Republicans around the country. When you attack President Trump, you’re attacking the Republican grassroots.”
Trump has found support from state Republican officials who censured some members of Congress who voted against him. Meanwhile, his leadership PAC, Save America, has $75 million on hand to help set up primary challenges to sitting Republicans who went against him, as well as a database of tens of millions of names.
A Suffolk University/ USA Today poll found that 46% of Trump supporters would abandon the Republican Party and join a Trump party should he decide to create one, versus 27% who would stay with the GOP.
Half of the individuals polled said the Republican Party should become “more loyal to Trump,” even if it means losing support from establishment Republicans, versus 19% saying the party should become less loyal to Trump and more aligned with establishment Republicans.
The survey of 1,000 Trump voters, identified from 2020 polls, was taken by landline and cellphone last Monday through Friday. The margin of error is plus or minus 3.1 percentage points.
Donald Trump Just Changed His Washington Plans – In 2022, Instead Of Another Party, Trump Plans On Winning House And Senate
Many have asked what Donald Trump will do, now that he’s returned to private life.
(Most can be assured he’ll hardly stay “private” in his opinions and decisions.)
Some claimed he was floating the idea of starting his own “Patriot Party.” That seems to be what the MSM was saying. They probably hoped it was true, as it would split the GOP and give Democrats big wins.
But, as it turns out, Trump is defying their claims (as usual) and developing a plan to help turn Congress around. From Daily Wire:
President Donald Trump has reportedly dropped an idea to start a third political party, which was briefly floated last week, and is now focused on helping the Republican Party win back the House and the Senate in 2022…
“The President has made clear his goal is to win back the House and Senate for Republicans in 2022,” Miller said. “There’s nothing that’s actively being planned regarding an effort outside of that, but it’s completely up to Republican Senators if this is something that becomes more serious.”
Now the liberal media is claiming Trump floated the idea of a third party to get Republican leaders “in line.”
(Oh, guys, nice cover. It seems like the claim of the “Patriot Party” was squashed after Trump’s own adviser set the record straight.)
Instead, Jason Miller is saying Trump will focus his efforts on helping the GOP win back the House and Senate in 2022.
That’s a very real and obtainable goal—and one that should make Democrats very nervous.
Impeachment or not, there is nothing they can do to stop Trump—a private citizen—from endorsing Republican candidates in the upcoming midterms.
Sure, they can kick him off of social media, but that will hardly stop him. Trump and his people will find new ways of reaching that 75,000,000 that backed him in 2020.
We might even see the return of his legendary rallies.
President Trump had an impeccable record of endorsements during his time in office. Most of the candidates he supported won their primaries and general elections.
And the people he opposed? Let’s just say they had to look for new jobs (look out Lisa Murkowski!).
Would you like to see Trump come back to campaign and support Republican candidates in 2022?
While Democrat Impeachment Races Towards Dead-End – Donald Trump Tuned Out, Instead He Stayed Busy Playing Golf
Defying all common sense and actual evidence, Democrats forged ahead with their impeachment trial.
This week, they wrapped up their case against the former president.
Meanwhile, Americans mostly tuned out—deciding to watch anything other than Democrats once again complain about Donald Trump.
And it turns out President Trump himself wasn’t bothering to watch. He was so worried about this impeachment, he golfed instead.
Former President Trump was seen playing golf Thursday during the third day of his second impeachment trial.
Trump was spotted by CNN photojournalists just before 3:30 p.m. ET at Trump National Golf Corse in West Palm Beach, Florida.
He left the golf course at 4:20 p.m ET in a black SUV.
Most legal experts agree that Democrats don’t have a case against Donald Trump. The only reason we have to talk about a second impeachment is because Democrats have a majority in the House.
Republicans in the Senate made it very clear they are not interested in convicting Trump of the left’s bogus charge of “incitement.”
Most of them voted to not even hold an impeachment hearing, believing it is unconstitutional to do so after a president has left office.
Donald Trump doesn’t seem all that worried about this final circus. He was seen golfing at his own golf course in West Palm Beach, Florida during the proceedings.
The left has tried to twist and turn all the details about this case to make it look like Trump is guilty of something. But all they are left doing is trying to condemn a man over his freedom of speech.
Many lawmakers have said you can’t even prove someone committed “incitement.” Sen. Graham said that if Democrats could impeach Trump over a speech, every Democrat would face a similar fate.
On top of that, it appears most Americans aren’t even watching.
But what they are watching is our leaders in D.C. waste time on a doomed impeachment, while they continue to suffer all over the country.
Democrats fiddle away with their attacks against Trump, while states are still locked down, Americans are out of jobs, and many are sick with the China virus.
When are they going to get to all that?
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